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File #: 22-148    Version: 1 Name: Adoption of ordinance amendment for mandatory organic waste disposal reduction regulations
Type: Ordinance Status: Consent Agenda
File created: 7/29/2021 In control: City Council Meeting Agenda
On agenda: 8/23/2021 Final action:
Title: CC - (1) Introduction of an Ordinance Amending, Title 5, Public Works, of the Culver City Municipal Code (CCMC) to Add a New Chapter 5.08 Entitled "Mandatory Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Regulations"; and (2) Adoption of a Categorical Exemption Relating Thereto, Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).
Attachments: 1. 2021-08-23_ATT_SB 1383 Mandatory Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Ordinance.pdf
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CC - (1) Introduction of an Ordinance Amending, Title 5, Public Works, of the Culver City Municipal Code (CCMC) to Add a New Chapter 5.08 Entitled "Mandatory Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Regulations"; and (2) Adoption of a Categorical Exemption Relating Thereto, Pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).

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Meeting Date: August 23, 2021

Contact Person/Dept: Chanel Kincaid/ Public Works EPO
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Fiscal Impact: Yes [X] No [] General Fund: Yes [] No [X]

Public Hearing: [] Action Item: [X] Attachments: []

Commission Action Required: Yes [] No [] Date:

Public Notification: (E-Mail) Meetings and Agendas - City Council (08/18/2021);

Department Approval: Charles D. Herbertson Public Works Director/City Engineer (08/11/2021)
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RECOMMENDATION

Staff recommends the City Council (1) introduce an Ordinance amending, Title 5, Public Works, of the Culver City Municipal Code (CCMC) to add a new Chapter 5.08 entitled "Mandatory Organic Waste Disposal Reduction Regulations"; and (2) adopt a Categorical Exemption relating thereto, pursuant to the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA).


BACKGROUND

Senate Bill (SB) 1383 (Lara, Chapter 395, Statutes of 2016, Short-Lived Pollutants: Methane Emissions Reductions) was signed by then Governor Jerry Brown on September 19, 2016, to reduce organics in landfills, which is a source of methane emissions. According to the Department of Resources Recovery and Recycling (CalRecycle), organic waste accounts for more than a third of the material in California's waste stream. A landfill is an anaerobic environment (without oxygen). When organic materials decompose in an anaerobic environment, methane gas is produced. In 2019, methane accounted for 10 percent of all U.S. greenhouse gas emissions from human activities (US EPA).

SB 1383 sets aggressive organic waste reductio...

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